Archive for the ‘animals’ Category

Terrible Taxidermy with Appropriate Names

Terrible Taxidermy with Appropriate Names

By Ben | animals, funny, internet culture

I think we can all agree that taxidermy is hard. Well, I guess I don't [&hellip

Hawks that hunt in packs

Hawks that hunt in packs

By Ben | animals, nature

Most birds of prey are solitary hunters. Not Harris's Hawks. "Harris's Hawk" by Alan Vernon [&hellip

A 13-year-old golden eagle huntress in Mongolia

A 13-year-old golden eagle huntress in Mongolia

By Ben | amazing tales, animals, photography

Ashol-Pan may well be the only woman in the world hunting with a golden eagle. [&hellip

Dead Whale Explodes [gross]

Dead Whale Explodes [gross]

By Ben | animals, science

Two sperm whales beached themselves and later died on the Faroe Islands. It was decided [&hellip

Perseverance: Mouse vs. Cookie

Perseverance: Mouse vs. Cookie

By Ben | animals, funny, inspirational

Shown to my HS students right before taking a quiz. They really enjoyed it. by Павел [&hellip

What happens when you pour molten aluminum into an anthill?

What happens when you pour molten aluminum into an anthill?

By Ben | animals, art, science

The results are amazing and beautiful. They'd fit in beautifully in a sculpture garden. Next [&hellip

Whales Almost (Accidentally) Eat Divers

Whales Almost (Accidentally) Eat Divers

By Ben | animals, nature

Note: When you suddenly find yourself surrounded by a school of panicked tiny fish, you're [&hellip

Close Ups of Animal Eyes

Close Ups of Animal Eyes

By Ben | animals, photography

Photographer Suren Manvelyan takes close-up pictures of animal eyes (including human animals): Llama: Husky Dog: [&hellip

There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written

There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written

By Ben | amazing tales, animals

The Alaska Dispatch, in a story about the population rebound of bowhead whales noted (emphasis [&hellip

Tracking Cicada Swarmageddon 2013

Tracking Cicada Swarmageddon 2013

By Ben | animals, maps, science

This summer, the septadecennial cicadas of Brood 2 will emerge from the ground from Georgia [&hellip

Don't Let it Become Your White Whale

Don't Let it Become Your White Whale

By Ben | animals, art

Money, that is. by Christoph Niemann from NYTimes Abstract Sunday

Slow Motion Rattling- Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Slow Motion Rattling- Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

By Ben | animals, nature

Rattlesnakes can vibrate their tails with a frequency of 90 cycles per second. Try wiggling [&hellip

Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year: 2012

Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year: 2012

By Ben | animals, art, nature, photography

Out of the 988 featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons in 2012, the five below were [&hellip

Murder Cats- An Infographic

Murder Cats- An Infographic

By Ben | animals, funny, infographics, science

Below: A highlight from Oatmeal's summary of actual research on the predatory patterns of domesticated [&hellip

Well, Hello There Penguin

Well, Hello There Penguin

By Ben | animals

  via Head Like an Orange

Insect Portraits

Insect Portraits

By Ben | animals, nature

  via the Flickr Blog, where they have links to even more insect portraiture

Spacebat: A Tribute

Spacebat: A Tribute

By Ben | animals, inspirational, internet culture, space

by Diego Camarotta, via

The Obesity Epidemic Hits the Savanna

The Obesity Epidemic Hits the Savanna

By Ben | animals, funny

by Rollin' Wild via Devour

A Gynandromorph Cardinal (half-male, half-female)

A Gynandromorph Cardinal (half-male, half-female)

By Ben | animals, science

"A gynandromorph, as the name implies, is an animal that is part male and part [&hellip

Cute NOVA cartoon; Gross tongue-eating parasite

Cute NOVA cartoon; Gross tongue-eating parasite

By Ben | animals, nature, science

Parasites seem to have some of the craziest & most interesting life cycles. Also the [&hellip

Paws, Pee and Mice: Cats & Medieval Manuscripts

Paws, Pee and Mice: Cats & Medieval Manuscripts

By Ben | animals, funny, history

It turns out cats have a long history among those who wrote and cared for [&hellip

Colossal Squid vs. School Bus Capacity

Colossal Squid vs. School Bus Capacity

By Ben | animals, funny

  Amazing Ocean Facts via Neatorama

Cheetahs at 1200 fps

By Ben | animals

by National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoovia @DanAgins

Lion attempting to eat a human child at the zoo

Lion attempting to eat a human child at the zoo

By Ben | animals

by wiggy920 via @cistulli

Insane in the Brain played by a Squid's Chromatophores

Insane in the Brain played by a Squid's Chromatophores

By Ben | animals, music

via my wife, via a tweet by Mike Shinoda, via Backyard Brains. “Squids are one [&hellip

'Brinicle' ice finger of death

By Ben | animals, nature

via bbc.co.uk The brinicle is pretty awesome, but any timelapse of star fish moving around [&hellip

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